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RMERF Daily Count Blog

migration-sites-ab_(1)The 2015 Fall Migration Count has commenced and runs from September 20th until Nov 15nd with observers at the Mount Lorette site daily and have viewing equipment available for the public as well. This is the 24th consecutive year of vigilant recording. Site access details, observation map.

DETAILS PAGE: Fall 2015, Mount Lorette Raptor Count
Blog Date: Oct 12, Days: 23, Hours: 258.5, Golden Eagles: 1762, Total Raptors: 2153

The 2015 Spring Report is now available. To view this and other past counts, please visit the Daily Count Resources page.

Upcoming Events July 12, 19

Don’t forget that July 12th we’ll be out at the University of Calgary Barrier Lake Field Station Open HouseDetails

And on July 19th we’ll be at Bow Valley Provincial Parks DayDetails

Also, Kananaskis’€™ Parks Day is Sunday July 19th as well. See poster and attached events descriptions below.
Plus, don’€™t forget to report your sightings of mountain goat, marmot, pika and ptarmigan to the BVN HELS (High Elevation Localized Species ) Project at  You can also click here to listen to this week’€™s CBC interview with Mike McIvor on the HELS project:

RMERF at 2015 Mayor’s Environmental Expo

RMERF took part in promoting Eagle awareness and research to students and other participants at this years Mayor’s Environmental Expo at Calgary City hall. Click for detailed view.


Interactive Eagle display


RMERF Booth full display


International Migratory Bird Day

A reminder that the International Migratory Bird Day is May 10
Come to learn about migration and conservation, and enjoy the renewing Inglewood Bird Sanctuary with nature games, crafts and guided tours. Join RMERF volunteers; bring the family to enjoy this international celebration dedicated to migratory birds and their habitats. More information here.

RMERF at AWA Tower Climb

awaRMERF participated at the 24th annual Alberta Wilderness Association Tower Climb held Saturday April 18th, 2015, one of the booths of the Wild Alberta Expo, held as an opportunity to educate and create awareness of our environment and have citizens learn, participate, and take action. Thanks to intern student Samantha Kirkpatrick, and Heinz Unger and Claire Bourret. Also during the closing ceremony of the Tower Climb, Ian Sherrington, on behalf of the Sherrington family, presented the Barbara Sherrington Memorial Prize for the most outstanding display in the Wild Alberta Expo in memory of Barbara Sherrington, a wonderful school teacher and dear friend and supporter of AWA. The displays were judged based on a number of elements including: visual attractiveness; level of interest; opportunity for interaction; engagement of the public and staff; and volunteer knowledge of their programs and/or products. Access Alberta Wilderness Association’s website at

Website Transfer

The transfer to the new host is complete. All content up and running smoothly.

Glenbow Ranch talk

On Sept 23, 2014, Peter Sherrington gave a talk at the Glenbow Ranch. There were about 20 attendees and he presented on the migration, changes in the population and how the eagles are migrating later than they did 20 years ago. Sue de Caen at the Glenbow Ranch set up the talk which was preceded by a nature walk to look for birds including raptors. Attached are some photos from the event.